Join us as we celebrate women and the arts on the eve of International Women's Day! Artful Voices: Celebrating Women Creators will showcase three talented local artists participating in a moderated panel sharing what it’s like to be a female artist today, how their experiences as women have inspired and impacted their art, and the unique challenges and opportunities for female artists in today's artistic landscape. Executive Director of the Rehoboth Art League, Sara Ganter, will join the panel to share her unique perspective about female artists continuing to break through glass ceilings to ensure their voices are heard and their art is seen.
Tickets are $15; seating will be provided. The event will include sweet treats crafted by local female bakers from Sweet Disposition. This event is held in the Town Hall at the Carl M. Freeman Foundation Office. Doors will open early to allow guests to meet the artists as well as tour HerStory: Celebrating Women in the Arts, a curated collection of art on display in the Carl M. Freeman Foundation Office.
Charlese Phillips is a Delaware-based artist whose work is focused around color, texture and identity. She explores her creativity through many artistic mediums including fiber, painting, photography and more, utilizing formal training and self-taught skills. In constructing each work, she hopes to connect with and inspire viewers. As a Maryland native, she graduated from Salisbury University with a BA in Fine Arts, focusing in ceramics. And received an M. Ed degree from Wilmington University. She is also a recipient of a 2023 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts.
Kait Monroe, a Delaware native raised on a tree farm with five sisters, is an oil painter specializing in portraits and figures. Drawing inspiration from her medical background, upbringing surrounded by nature, and the ocean, Monroe crafts idealistic, Impressionistic artworks.
Her recent accolades include earning “Best in Show” at the Regional Juried Biennial Art Exhibition at the Rehoboth Art League for the underwater piece “Siren” in 2022. Additionally, Monroe showcased her talents in the “Let me tell you” an all-women exhibition at the Chris White Gallery in Wilmington in April 2022.
Monroe, creates commissioned portraits and figures and shows her art at the Rehoboth Art League and art gallery, Sean Kelley and friends in Rehoboth Beach.
Residing on a coastal farmette in Lewes with her husband and two daughters, Monroe tends to native plants, keeps hens as pets, nurtures an unruly garden and is an RN instructor in Healthcare. Her art delves into the essence of self, offering viewers a glimpse between breaths and actions, capturing the truth beyond societal titles. In her own words, Monroe's idealistic oil paintings invite an inward reflection and acceptance of the self.
Tiffany Caldwell is a Documentary and Street Photographer based out of Rehoboth Beach. Her work is routed in capturing people in all walks of life. She picked up her first film camera, a Pentax k1000, at a thrift store when she was in middle school, and quickly found a love for photography. Tiffany went on to receive a Bachelor in Arts from Towson University, and later an MFA from Chapman University in California.
From Street photography, Personal projects, Wedding photojournalism and Day in the Life, people and the human condition have always been the focus of her work. Her love of Street Photography brought forth a Photobook in 2020 during the Covid pandemic about the life of the Boardwalk in summer, and the concept of “The Comfort of Strangers.” Inspired by travel, and new experiences, she has documented people in NYC, Philadelphia, Miami, Italy, Cuba, Bali, and more.
Her work has been seen in the Rehoboth Art League’s Juried Photography competition, Space 1026 in Philadelphia, the Miami Street Photography festival and more.